Mobile Disaster Recovery Center open in Spiro

The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is located at Spiro Community Center, 600 W. Broadway, Spiro, to help register those who received recent storm or flash flooding damages. 

LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Kim Wann said the center is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Saturday, July 13, is the last day for the center.

Mobile DRCs are disaster resources that allow state and local officials to maximize their reach to as many affected areas and survivors as possible. The centers offer in-person support to Oklahoma homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage or losses during the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9, 2019.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application.

Wann said a county town hall meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, 501 S. Broadway, Poteau.

"They will have people there to answer their questions about registration, etc., " Wann said.

The town hall will have people answering disaster questions, help complete paperwork, rebuilding tips and advice and information on federal programs.

To register for disaster assistance with FEMA, go to disasterassistance.gov. of visit the FEMA app at fema.gov/mobile-app. You can also call (800) 621-3362. For voice, dial 711/VRS (Video Relay Service). For TTY, dial (800) 462-7585. All telephone numbers are operated from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. seven days a week.

The deadline for registration is July 31.


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